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This Update: June 20, 2017


Mon  |  June 19, 2017     |  7pm 

"A Gulf Coast Juneteenth"

This revival of Miller’s beloved blues and creole music festival features iconic American rhythm and blues singer, actress, and civil rights activist Mavis Staples, plus legendary musicians Milton Hopkins & the Hit City Blues Band and J Paul Jr & the Zydeco NuBreedz.

June, 2017 in the Houston / Galveston Area...
We’re celebrating freedom in the historic spaces
where Juneteenth celebrations began...


154 years since the Emancipation Proclamation

152 years since Texas slaves were granted freedom
145 years of Emancipation Park area Freedom Celebrations &

  44 years of Central Houston Freedom Parades


celebrate freedom’s heritage at the world’s oldest

Juneteenth Emancipation Celebrations
2017: Commemorating 154 Years Since the Abolition of Slavery in America

in Houston, Galveston, Missouri City and surrounding cities

Click HERE to register for free at http://aapdepjuneteenth.eventbrite.com

Sat  |  June 17, 2017  |  8:30pm

The biggest hip hop dance festival in H-Town is going down at Miller Outdoor Theatre. Bring your crew to this incredible evening featuring Houston's favorite dancers, DJs, and visual artists including rapper K Rino, spoken word artist Outspoken Bean, Inertia Dance Company, and more. This one-night only event is for all entertainment fans to love! Produced by Texas Folklife Resources

Miller Theatre Celebrates Juneteenth!

Jun 17 & 19, 2017 

Miller Outdoor Theatre, 6000 Hermann Park Drive, Houston, TX 77030


Visit the

Missouri City, TX

Juneteenth Celebration

Click Here to go to

Sam Houston Takeover Houston Class Reunion

12 - 4pm






Greek Step Fest

4 - 8pm





Tom Bass Performing

Arts Pavilion

3452 Fellows Rd, 77047


Cost $20 per event


Buy your tickets here on Eventbrite

More than 20 events will take place throughout June for Galveston’s 2017 Juneteenth celebration. For a list of upcoming events, click here.

When you head to Galveston each June, you’ll be coming home where it all began as the island hosts several days of festivities to celebrate Juneteenth – a holiday that originated in this historic beach town.

2017 marks the 152nd anniversary of Juneteenth, which will be celebrated with parades, festivals, picnics, African-American heritage exhibits, reenactments, concerts and more.

Celebrate Juneteenth in Acres Homes.

Mayor Sylvester Turner’s Annual Acres Homes
Juneteenth Parade (.pdf)
will take place on
Saturday, June 17, 2017 at 10:00 a.m.

The parade will begin at the Acres Homes
Multi-Service Center  located at 6719 W. Montgomery,
proceed north on W. Montgomery,  west on Dolly Wright
and conclude at Greater Zion Missionary Baptist Church (1620 Dolly Wright).

Now accepting parade entry applications. NO FEES ARE REQUIRED.
(Application Deadline is June 2, 2017!)

  1. View the Juneteenth Parade route map (.pdf).

  2. Read the Business Owner / Resident parade notification letter (.pdf).

  3. View the Juneteenth Parade Application (.pdf) or complete the form below.

Broken Chains
Awareness Development Group
3rd Annual Juneteenth Scholarship Gala

Broken Chains Awareness Development Group, Inc. is a nonprofit inner-city youth support program based on the foundation of the Juneteenth celebration of freedom... Freedom to develop and grow; breaking the mental change that hinder our youth from reaching their full potential.

Date: Saturday, June 17, 2017

Time: Reception 6 PM, Museum  Tour 7 PM, Gala: 7:30 PM


Location: The Shrine Cultural Center,

5309 Martin Luther King Blvd., Houston, TX 77021  ...Map

Tickets: $40 adults   |   Children under 12: $25   |  Table of 8: $300

Coordinator: Gary E. Jedkins, Sr., President

Broken Chains Awareness Development Group, Inc

713-582-2679  |   futureleaders@brokenchainsadg.com


Sponsorship details:

Developing Youth for Leadership: $10,000

Standing Up for Youth:   $5000

Keep Youths reading:   $1500

Improving Youth math skills:   $1000


Emancipation Park
Re-dedication Celebration

Saturday, June 17th
and Juneteenth Celebration on Monday, June 19th.
Both events are at Emancipation Park from 10a-5p.



Parking in the Emancipation Park area is very limited.  There will be a shuttle service provided from satellite parking lots. 

Houston’s Emancipation Park is located at 
3018 Emancipation Ave @ Elgin, Houston, 77004 ...MAP

Friends of Emancipation Park’s


June 17-19, 2017

See and download the latest update of the Friends of Emancipation Park’s
Historical District’s Juneteenth Schedule of Activities and participant Registration forms...

UPDATE AS OF MAY 23: jfest17-Brochure-FEP-24may17.pdf

The Friend’s Parade begins at 9am  June 17th.
Staging on Wheeler Avenue at Emancipation Avenue, proceeds west on Wheeler Avenue, north on Emancipation Avenue, west on Stuart Street, and concludes on Stuart Street between Bastrop Street and Emancipation Avenue. Staging begins at 8:00 a.m. on Wheeler Avenue between Ennis Street and Emancipation Avenue and, Ennis Street between Wheeler Avenue and Eagle Street. Disbanding will be on Stuart Street between Bastrop Street and Emancipation Avenue, and on Bastrop Street between Holman Street and Stuart Street.


Street Closures for Emancipation Event: Tuam Street between Hutchins Street and Emancipation Avenue and, Emancipation Avenue between Tuam Street and Elgin Street. Closures are on Saturday, June 17 and Monday June 19, 2017 from 8:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. (daily) 

There are free tickets for the covered seating area...available (4 per person over age 16 while they last) at the Miller Outdoor Theatre box office the day of the performance between the hours of 10:30 AM-1:00 PM. If tickets remain at 1:00 PM, the box office will re-open one hour before show time to distribute the remaining tickets. As always, open seating on the hill. The shows goes on rain or shine.

Reverend Jack Yates


Sat  |  June 10, 2017  |  8:30am |  Free


Emancipation Park

Prayer Dedication

3018 Emancipation Avenue,Houston TX 77004

In the spirit of Reverend JackYates, Richard Allen, Richard Brock, and Reverend Elias Dibble

and the many  African-American churches, who in 1872 joined to make possible the purchase and maintenance of Emancipation Park, local area church Pastors will join together  on Hutchins Street at Emancipation Avenue, at the Gateway arch of the newly renovated park, to undertake sacred prayers for the success of the Historic Emancipation Park in continuing its  legacy of service to the community.

Sponsored by Emancipation Park Conservancy, Third Ward Community Cloth & OST/Almeda Redevelopment Authority

Participating Churches include...

Antioch MBC

First Unitarian

Good Hope MBC

Great Zion MBC

Holman St. Baptist Church

Jerusalem MBC

Mary Olive BC

Minster Muhammad Mosque No 45


Progressive New Hope

Pilgrim Congregation United Churches

      of Christ

Shrine of the Black Madonna

St. Mary Catholic Church

Trinity East United Methodist Church

Trinity United Methodist Church

Wesley Chapel

A short film on the

The History of Juneteenth

UPDATE: JUNE 20, 2017:
Events still to come...

UPDATE: JUNE 20, 2017:
Completed Events...